Project Fi experiments with opt-in data throttling, accidentally deactivates customers’ SIMs in the process

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/nexus2cee_google-fi.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-390192" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/nexus2cee_google-fi.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>Data throttling has been standard practice by carriers for years. At first it mostly applied to customers going over their data limits, but recently carriers have begun throttling certain content (like streaming services) for everyone by default, especially in the face of <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/02/03/under-new-management-the-fcc-shifts-its-position-on-net-neutrality-and-ends-investigation-into-mobile-network-zero-rating/">a less strict FCC</a>. Project Fi has been experimenting with an opt-in (not default) throttling feature, which ended up disabling the SIM cards of some customers.<span id="more-449402"></span></p> <p>Earlier today, some Project Fi users began to see alerts that they were being throttled, such as in the tweets...

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Introducing Mighty: Spotify anywhere without a phone

[embedded content] If you haven’t heard about it, this little device has been making quite a buzz among diehard Spotify fans. The Mighty is in many ways the first of its kind. Physically reminiscent of the iPod Shuffle (remember those?) the Mighty is a tiny musical companion that lets you listen to your music on […]

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Yahoo now says all 3 billion user accounts were affected by 2013 hack

Yahoo today has disclosed that the 2013 hack initially thought to have affected 1 billion accounts actually affected all 3 billion of its user accounts. The company made the announcement in a filling with the SEC… Spigen TEKA RA200 Airpods Earhooks Cover The hack initially occurred in 2013 but wasn’t disclosed by Yahoo until 2016 […]

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Sony releases AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo on Open Devices program

Sony has announced that AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo is now available on its Open Devices program, giving developers the chance to create custom software for a few Xperia handsets. There are six smartphones supported at this point, which are listed below. To get started, you’ll need the build guide that will show you exactly how […]

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Verizon’s prepaid plans now include family discounts

Until today, Verizon Wireless’ prepaid plans were geared toward individuals looking to do away with long contracts. Now the carrier has announced that it adding options so that families can get discounts if they sign up for its prepaid plans. Here’s how the new prepaid family account plan will work. The 3 GB plan is priced […]

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Chainfire announces the end of his involvement with SuperSU

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/nexus2cee_SuperSu-Hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-427868" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/nexus2cee_SuperSu-Hero-728x410.png" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>It has been just over two years since Chainfire announced the <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/09/29/chainfire-transfers-ownership-of-supersu-to-ccmt-will-remain-involved-in-the-project-for-two-more-years/">sale of root tool SuperSU</a> to a newly formed company called CMMT. Despite some initial fears, this transfer of ownership hasn't negatively impacted users, and SuperSU is still chugging along. However, Chainfire's two-year contract with CCMT is running out, so it's time for him to move on. To what? Lots of things, probably.</p> <p><span id="more-449382"></span></p> <p>According to Chainfire, part of the deal was that he'd remain involved with SuperSU for two years as CCMT took over development.<div class="clear"></div> <a...

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Plan Spotlight: This is the USA’s cheapest Unlimited plan

After a brief hiatus, we’re back with a new Weekly Plan Spotlight! This week we decided to track down the nation’s cheapest Unlimited plan, and we were actually pretty surprised with the value. Before we jump into it, let’s consider Verizon’s Unlimited plan as a benchmark. Big Red’s best deal in that wheelhouse will run […]

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 ties iPhone 8 Plus in DxOMark camera ranking

On its release date, Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus took the the top spot in DxOMark’s rankings for best smartphone camera. Now, the results are in for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus has to share its short-lived title. AirPods Before diving into the details, it’s always good to remember that rating camera […]

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Google Home app gets updated with a new interface and Night Mode

On the eve of Google’s Pixel event, the Google Home app is getting a facelift. An update is rolling out now that pushes the app version to 1.25.81.13 and brings a refreshed interface along with easier navigation. The Watch, Listen, and Discover tabs have been replaced by new Discover and Browse categories at the bottom […]

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Where Android Oreo’s best features came from

With the new Pixels right around the corner, we thought it was time to take another look at some of Android Oreo‘s best features. Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo is double-stuffed with new features; some are meant to improve quality of life, while others should be super useful on a daily basis. However, Android aficionados like yourself may […]

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Firebase is launching Cloud Firestore, a new document database featuring realtime sync, no-hassle scaling, and offline support

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_firestore.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-449303" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_firestore.png" alt="" width="728" height="300" /></a></p> <p>Ever since <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/10/22/google-acquires-firebase-a-real-time-cloud-sync-service-for-mobile-and-web-developers/">Google acquired Firebase in 2014</a>, it has grown to be a formidable platform for mobile and web app developers. Earlier this year, Google used its <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/08/18/google-io-2017-apps-source-code-released-github-demonstrate-newest-best-practices-android-devs/">I/O 2017 app to feature some of the advantages</a> provided by the Firebase Realtime Database and Cloud Functions for Firebase. Now Firebase is launching a new product called Cloud Firestore, a fully-managed NoSQL document database, and it boasts a pretty compelling set of features for developers.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/03/firebase-launching-cloud-firestore-new-document-database-featuring-realtime-sync-no-hassle-scaling-offline-support/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/10/03/firebase-launching-cloud-firestore-new-document-database-featuring-realtime-sync-no-hassle-scaling-offline-support/'>Firebase is launching Cloud Firestore, a new...

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[Deal Alert] Get $5 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card when you use Android Pay three times

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Untitled-1.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-449298" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Untitled-1-728x491.png" alt="" width="668" height="451" /></a></p> <p>Google really wants you to use Android Pay. Dunkin' Donuts really wants you to get hooked on its donuts and/or coffee. That's sometimes all it takes in the world of commercial tie-ins, and sure enough, that's how this deal was born. A free $5 gift card for Dunkin' Donuts is up for grabs, and all you have to do is use Android Pay a few times.</p> <p><span id="more-449288"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20171003-112954.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-449299" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_Screenshot_20171003-112954-329x585.png" alt="" width="329" height="585" /></a></p> <p>We know this thanks to a tip from a reader,...

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